Man pleads not guilty after allegedly running over woman’s arm after fight

NEWPORT — A Newport man pled not guilty in Orleans County Superior Court on Wednesday to charges of first-degree aggravated domestic assault and second-degree aggravated domestic assault with a prior conviction, after he allegedly

70′s cult classic musical coming to Derby Line Saturday

DERBY LINE — This Saturday, October 25, the 70′s cult musical classic, the science fiction, double feature where you can do the time warp again, will be playing at the Derby Line Village Hall.

Newport Dispatch News celebrates one year up and running

It all started in Derby Line last October. I was driving in my 1991 Saab, coming across the border on Route 5, when I heard Native American drumming. As I pulled into Irving, I

Local social enterprise looking for support

NEWPORT — The Northeast Kingdom has the highest poverty rates in the state and a population where nearly one in five residents is age 65 or older. Cornucopia, a social enterprise launched last year

Local FairPoint workers take to the streets

NEWPORT — Local FairPoint workers took to the streets in Newport and Derby this week, after going on strike as of 12:01 a.m., October 17. Workers have gathered holding picket signs outside Orleans County

Youth learning to connect with the Clyde River

DERBY — The Clyde River has a long tradition of kids spending time outdoors along its reach. From paddling its swiftwater sections, fishing for brookies in deep pools, jigging for smelt on winter ice,

Three injured in crash on I-91 in Barton Sunday morning

BARTON — Three people were taken to the hospital after a crash in the town of Barton, early Sunday morning. The accident took place on I-91 South near mile marker 159, at around 3:30

Four exciting “Winter Games” planned in Newport

NEWPORT — Winter Games, the colder counterpart of Kingdom Games, has several exciting events and initiatives planned for this winter. They include: The North American Speedskating Marathon Championships on January 31 – February 1,

Logger rescued in Derby thanks to neighbor’s quick actions

DERBY — A logger who injured himself in the woods was rescued thanks to the quick actions of a neighbor who noticed the man’s truck and horse trailer were still parked off Derby Pond

Medicare Cost Shifting: The Next Big Worry for Seniors

By David W. Thompson Seniors can breathe a little easier now that Social Security benefit cuts are no longer part of this year’s Federal Budget debate. But, the other shoe hasn’t dropped in Washington

Fiddler Richard Wood to light up the stage at the Haskell Opera House on Sunday

DERBY LINE — Richard Wood and Gordon Belsher have lit up a lot of stages, from Carnegie Hall with the Chieftains, to David Letterman with Shania Twain, and on Sunday, they will be performing

Neighborhood workshop on Lake Memphremagog spreads knowledge and blueberry bushes

NEWPORT — On a recent beautiful fall morning, neighbors on Derby Bay gathered by Lake Memphremagog to learn about the importance of shoreland buffers. Dr. Perry Thomas, professor of aquatic biology at CCV, spoke

The wait is over: Wait Until Dark opens at the Haskell

DERBY LINE — Wait Until Dark, the suspenseful thriller that ends QNEK’s 21st Mainstage season at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, finished up its first run of shows over the weekend. The

Record season for Vermont tourism

NEWPORT – Great weather, targeted advertising, and more than $300,000 focused on the fall season alone, prompted a strong summer and foliage tourism season in Vermont. More than 4 million people visited Vermont this